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Int Ophthalmol. 2011 Feb;31(1):23-4. doi: 10.1007/s10792-010-9364-1. Epub 2010 Apr 4.

Pneumatic retinopexy for the management of impending macular hole: an optical coherence tomography study.

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  • 1King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS, UK.


The intravitreal injection of an expansile gas bubble can relieve vitreofoveal traction and be used as an outpatient-based procedure for impending macular hole. We present a case in which this procedure was successfully employed and demonstrated with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging.

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